Smoke from High-Intensity Wildfires in Alaska and Land-Clearing Fires in Brazil 30 June 2004
In two regions in the world large smoke plumes have been observed during the recent days that are injected into the troposphere land clearing fires in Brazil, and wildfires started by lightning in Alaska.
Image based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC, Aqua Satellite, 30 June 2004 Close up photograph of land clearing fires in Brazil and smoke plumes as photographed by Space Shuttle Mission STS-046 in August 1992. Source: NASA / GFMC Archive.
High-intensity fire (Chisholm Fire) which burned in Alberta, Canada, 23 May to 4 June 2001. For more information of the evaluation of this extreme fire event see: